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The Rotary Club of Upper Sandusky, OH is proud to serve the local community through its motto, "Service Above Self".  Follow the tabs to the left to learn more about the local club, its projects, and members.  See our upcoming event announcements below, and be sure to view the calendar to see what is happening in the near future. 


Annual Pancake Breakfast Sponsorships Now Available

Please consider helping to support this annual event; Rotary's primary fundraiser for supporting multiple projects around our community.


Rotary Makes Donation to Local Parks

The Rotary Club of Upper Sandusky presented a $2,500 check to Upper Sandusky Parks Department Supervisor Keith Neiderkohr on July 21st in support of the refurbishment of the band shell at Harrison Smith Park.  Thanks to all who support our beautiful local parks!


Rotary Helps at Camp Shuleski

Many local Rotarians and volunteers pitched in for another weekend work day at Camp Shuleski.  The Scout camp located south of the Village of Sycamore was established to serve a number of area youth groups, and construction of the camp facilities is still underway.  The Upper Sandusky Rotary Club made a past donation and completed work days prior to the efforts last weekend (May 20th).  Thank you to all that helped!


Thanks to the Volunteers Who Helped to Keep Our Downtown Beautiful

Many local Rotarians and volunteers gathered on Tuesday, May 16th for Rotary's annual flower planting in downtown Upper Sandusky.  This program is a win-win as it not only dresses up the downtown area, but involved the City purchasing flowers through the Upper Sandusky High School Band's annual flower sale fundraiser. 


Thank You for Another Successful Good Eggs for Easter!

Through Rotary's Good Eggs for Easter program, our community was able to help 99 children in need of clothing this Easter season.  Thank you to all of our community members who gave in support of our area youth, and to the community partners who hosted various aspects of the program!

(Photo Credit: The Daily Chief-Union. Good Egg volunteers (from left) Mallory Wheeler, Charlotte and Henry Moon and Rotary Club member Jessica Moon sort Easter baskets at Upper Sandusky Community Library)


Rotary Recognizes Scholarship and Community Service Winners

The Rotary Club would like to congratulate the Lee Kirkland Memorial Rotary Scholarship winner, Emma Smith, and the Bob Elsmore Memorial Rotary Scholarship recipient, Chase Barnette!  These scholarships, worth $2,000 each, used funds garnered through donations and fundraising efforts in the local community to support the ongoing education of our youth.  

We would also like to recognize this year's middle school community service winners; (as pictured below from left to right) Hannah Herring, Kayla Adkins, and Stephanie Bassler.  Our scholarship and community service winners' efforts have helped to strengthen our community, and they have exhibited the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”.  The local Rotarians wish these individuals the best of luck in their future endeavors!



Chris Daris, President 2016-2017

Welcome to the Upper Sandusky Rotary Club's website.  The club was chartered on June 28th, 1943 and led by President, Paul Stephan; Vice President, J.D. Blackford; Secretary-Treasurer, Earl Ulrich and Sergeant-at-Arms, George Denman.  Our motto, "Service Above Self" has been present in activities undertaken by this club and it's members since the day that the Toledo Club and Findlay Club laid the plans to start a club in Upper Sandusky.  From planting 2,000 trees around the recently built Wyandot Memorial Hospital (trees in 1952, hospital in 1950), to providing air conditioning units to cool hospital rooms (1953) to current day projects of building playgrounds in the local parks and school to working with other local service organizations to provide the very first Pavillion at the "new" Upper Sandusky Reservior.  There have been numerous local projects over the last 60+ years and these, of course, could be easliy overlooked by the enormous amounts of generosity and humanitarian aid that Rotary International has provided.  Rotary is one of the largest service organizations in the World and has been accredited with being the driving force behind erradicating Polio.  Although not completely gone from the world, it is well on it's way to becoming a thing of the past.  Rotary is so well received that it has been able to partner with The World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Governments of countries around the world and many other organizations to provide immunizations, clean drinking water, humanitarian aid and literacy around the world.  Please enjoy the site and feel free to join us at a regular meeting at Special Occasions Catering every Monday at noon.